International Ministries

You Can Help Plant a Harvest of Love

July 10, 2011 News

Gardening means tilling the soil, fertilizing, weeding, watering and finally harvesting.  Here in the US, we have garden centers filled with the latest gadgets and tools to make it easy and fun to grow lush flowers and abundant vegetables.

High up in the rugged mountain of Chiapas, Mexico it’s a very different picture.  The people struggle to live out their faith in extreme poverty.  It’s hard to eat a balanced diet when you earn less than $3 a day. 


The women of Chiapas are putting their faith into action, by teaching families how to plant kitchen gardens.  This is a new concept in a community that has never had a culture of women planting gardens!  The women of La Ceyba are learning to prepare organic fertilizers and make beds for seeds. 


The goal of this mission project is to raise $2,640 to purchase seeds, fencing, basic gardening tools and water barrels.  Fifteen families will be able to plant a kitchen garden and attend a cooking seminar where they’ll learn to prepare foods that are not only nutritious, but add some variety to their diets.  As of June 15, $784 has been given to this project.  They need $2,640 to reach their goal. 


To give to this project, click here. 


Please pray with missionaries Chuck and Ramona Shawver and their partners in Southeastern Mexico that the kitchen garden project will produce an abundant harvest of food and love in the lives of each family.